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Lead Backend Engineer

2100027Y Requisition #

Lead Backend Engineer

Planet V



London (Grays Inn Road or Home Working)

Closing date: Friday 10th December


Why you should join us…


We connect with millions of people every day, make content they can't get enough of and reflect and shape the world we live in… and we do all this through the power of creativity.


We will be a digitally led entertainment and media company that creates and brings brilliant content to audiences, wherever, whenever and however they choose.


Business overview per Business Area:


You’ll be helping us starting a cloud project from scratch including establishing the quality and engineering practices, building and leading a team, and helping us shape a supportive, learning, inclusive engineering culture.


This role entails…


Process and culture

  • Help design and implement quality and cross-functional software development processes
  • Have a role in defining and enabling a good engineering culture

Recruitment and line management

  • Recruit and on-board front end engineers in the team
  • Line manage team members both internal and external from our near-shore partners

 Software engineering and devops

  • Lead and contribute to software design and implementation
  • Lead software optimisation efforts
  • Define and follow software standards and processes from peer code reviews to coding standards
  • Follow best DevOps and DevSecOps practices, to ensure successful delivery, observability, operation and security of software in production
  • Work with test and operations teams to troubleshoot and resolve issues
  • Write unit and automated functional tests


To be considered for this opportunity you will need to demonstrate the following skills:

Minimum role criteria:


  • Experience or knowledge of our some or all of our stack: JavaScript/TypeScript, React (+ Native), Node.js, GraphQL, REST, Redis, PostgreSQL
  • Experience of AWS especially serverless, e.g. Lambda, RDS, Aurora, RDS/Aurora,Cognito
  • Experience of deployment using Infrastructure as Code, e.g. Terraform, Serverless, AWS SAM
  • Worked with source control systems such as Github and flows such as Github Flow
  • Experience of building and managing teams of Engineers
  • Experience collaborating on cross-functional teams including architects, developers in test, QA, product owners


ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from candidates with a disability and as a Disability Confident Leader if you meet the minimum criteria for a role and you have declared that you have a disability, we’ll guarantee you’ll get to the next stage*.

(minimum criteria above)


The Key role criteria is as follows:


  • Knowledge and experience of agile/lean processes and methodologies
  • Experience working with software quality, observability and reporting tools
  • Experience of TDD and BDD testing with Cucumber and Gherkin
  • Experience defining and using CI/CD pipelines, e.g. CircleCI and security and quality tooling, e.g. Snyk, JSLint
  • Knowledge of the UK broadcast industry & broadcast/OTT advertising market or digital marketing and advertising industry


We're happy to discuss any support/personalisation you may need during our application process as part of our reasonable adjustments approach. So we encourage you to get in touch with us if you require anything... our email is Find out more here


If you want more information regarding  this role please feel free to email


Find out more about our benefits


We want to be the most flexible employer in Media. We offer Smart working and we will support you and provide you the right environment and work/ life balance


We reach millions of people everyday, that’s why having diverse talents and being an organisation where colleagues feel included is crucial to us. We have various networks who celebrate and support our colleagues. We try to embed an inclusive mindset in everything we do. Find out more here 


* There may be a few exceptions where we are not able to take all eligible candidates to the next stage due to the volume of applications.


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